2017 Fatherhood Summit: Helping Boys Thrive

DATE AND TIME

Sat, April 29, 2017

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM MST

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LOCATION

Phoenix Convention Center South Ballroom

33 S. 3rd St.

Phoenix, Arizona 85004

United States

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DESCRIPTION

The City of Phoenix Head Start Birth to Five Program Fatherhood Initiative and the City of Phoenix My Brother’s Keeper are pleased to host the 2017 Fatherhood Summit: Helping Boys Thrive. The Summit will generate support for 500 attendees and empower men by connecting them to resources needed to become better parents, cope with and overcome the challenges they face and improve their education, work and family outcomes.

Our exciting keynote speaker Dr. Michael Gurian; a renowned educator, marriage and family councelor, and New York Times bestselling author, will guide attendees down the path of strengthening their efforts to be engaged, committed and responsible fathers.

  • Harrison Crawford

    Dan Griffin Enterprises

    The Missing Peace: Men and Trauma

  • Dr. Michael Gurian

    Gurian Institute

    The Minds of Boys: Helping Our Sons Do Their Best in School and Life.

  • Katey McPherson

    Gurian Institute

    Effective Strategies for Teaching Boys: Early Childhood through High School

  • Vance Simms

    Father Matters

    Engaging Fathers in the Lives of Their Young Child

City of Phoenix Head Start Birth to Five Program Fatherhood Initiative

Organizer of 2017 Fatherhood Summit: Helping Boys Thrive

BACKGROUND

The City of Phoenix Head Start Birth to Five Program provides free comprehensive early childhood development and family support services to eligible low-income families with children ages 0-5 and at risk pregnant women. The program has an emphasis on promoting school readiness through early learning opportunities that promote strong child outcomes in the areas of social and emotional development, language, cognitive, early reading, science, math, and physical development. Believing that parents are the first and most important teachers in a child’s life, Head Start provides parenting education opportunities with the intent to support fathers and other male role models.

MISSION

The Fatherhood Initiative seeks to improve the well-being of children by increasing the number of children growing up with engaged, committed, and responsible fathers or male role models in their lives.

VISION

The Fatherhood Initiative seeks to take a leadership role and commit to fostering the positive relationship of fathers or male role models with their children. Along with our existing efforts, we can promote the important roles of both parents- mothers and fathers- and, in doing so; improve the lives of children and families and promote father and male engagement.

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